NEWS
12/16/2017 07:18 EST | Updated 12/16/2017 07:21 EST

Arsenal, Chelsea both win 1-0; Benteke ends goal drought

LONDON — With their title hopes relying on a Manchester City implosion, Arsenal and Chelsea are focused on a new objective of securing a top-four place.

Arsenal edged past Newcastle 1-0 to end a three-game winless run in the Premier League after a fine strike by Mesut Ozil from the edge of the penalty area.

Chelsea beat Southampton by the same score after Marcos Alonso scored from a free kick for the third-place defending champions. Chelsea remained five points ahead of fourth-place Arsenal.

Manchester City, which has an 11-point lead over Manchester United, is in action in the late game at home to sixth-place Tottenham.

Burnley missed a chance to move into the top four when it was held 0-0 by Brighton.

Christian Benteke ended a 13-game goal drought for Crystal Palace in a 3-0 victory at Leicester. Huddersfield climbed to 11th in the 20-team standings approaching the midway point of its first Premier League campaign after winning 4-1 at Watford.

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